Thurman Buckholtz, Jr.

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July 11, 1919 - December 27, 2011

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Wednesday, January 4, 2011 from 4-6 p.m.


Thurman R. “Buck” Buckholtz, Jr. age 92, passed away on December 27, 2011 at Tuscany Hospice House in The Villages, Florida following a brief illness. Buck was well known and liked by many in Westerville, Ohio where he lived the majority of his life. Buck served as an Army Staff Sergeant in WWII in Africa and Italy. He was independently employed, selling automotive supplies to service stations in the Columbus area for nearly 50 years. He was a long standing member of the Central Ohio Gasoline Dealers Association. Buck was an avid golfer at Sunbury Golf Club and Little Turtle. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jean (Price) Buckholtz and his mother, Alice Turney. He leaves behind his son, Larry (Leslie Eaglen) Buckholtz, daughter, Leslie (Buckholtz) Witherell, grandchildren Brody (Manisha Nanda) Buckholtz , Brittany (Trent) Craig, Natalie (Jacob) Price, Jay (Sarah) Witherell and great-grandchildren, Samantha, Harrison, Owen, and Keira. Buck will be greatly missed by those who knew him and enjoyed his company. Visitation will be held at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville, Ohio on Wednesday, January 4th from 4:00-6:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Hospice Facility of their choosing.


Mary Lea - Jan 5, 2012

The lights are off … the door is down … the ‘neighborhood family-room’ is closed.
Oh my! … our Buck has gone home!
What a blessing it has been to have nine years across ‘the loop’ from such a kind and gracious man. A friend … a mentor … my ‘Florida dad’!
Some ‘tales’ were shared … childhood, work, family … the family ones being especially dear!
I pray Bucky now knows a peace & joy beyond our present reach … and my heart goes out to Leslie, Larry, and all Buck’s family, as you grieve the loss of one of God’s precious ‘jewels’!

Kathy Schlemitz - Jan 3, 2012

We just heard of your father’s passing and we are so sorry. This is a hard time of year to lose a loved one and hopefully the memories will get you thru this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
The Schlemitz Family

Rich Rhodes - Dec 31, 2011

May God give you peace in this time of sorrow. I remember my father bringing me to Buck’s house as a child to pick up Malco supplies, and was happy that they were able to continue their relationship to The Villages. I remember he always had a smile on his face, and I enjoyed visiting with him.
– Rich Rhodes
(Jim & Connie’s son)

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